Masak Manis Tembikai

April 02, 2009
My mum used to cook this dish, whenever watermelon was in season. She called this ~ Masak Manis Tembikai.

Coming from a large family, with so many mouths to feed and with my dad's meagre income, we'll most likely ended up with this meal everytime my dad brought home watermelon. As a young child.... oohhh!!! I disliked it very... very... much... but dared not voice mum was 'garang' in her younger days ... I'd quietly ate my plain rice with kicap manis...

But now...its a different story... We (Mr H and I) love this... and ironically... as the Malay proverb goes - 'Kuah tumpah ke Nasi'.. my kids would make a ruckus ...'Oh No! not again' and would prefer to eat their rice with kicap manis too!!! (lucky them! their mom is not that garang!!)

  • watermelon skin - discard the outer skin
  • dried shrimps
  • 1 tbspn belacan (Maggi granules)
  • 1 chilli
  • 3 shallots
Pound dried shrimp and shallots. Bring water in a saucepan to a boil. Add the pounded shrimp and shallots. Continue boiling until aromatic for about 10-15 minutes. Add white peppercorn. Add watermelon skin and chilli. Bring to boil....Season with salt...


  1. Lisa i will try this recipe. I've eaten this dishes before but very tempting to try. When will you be "flying"?

  2. Watermelon is quite cheap now...let me know the outcome... Will be going off next Thursday..its Friday midnite flight.. sooo excited and anxious too!!

  3. oopsie daisy... its early Friday morning flight...dah kalut dah....

  4. i pun sama kalut. i want to say i've never eaten this dishes and very tempted to try...see what the balik kampung trip does to us...he he he